This story was originally published on November 15.]
Although you might not have heard the names Mike Matas and Sharon Hwang
, you've certainly appreciated their work. Twentysomething Matas, a Seattle export, started working for Apple while still a teen, defining the user experience of products that most of us use everyday — namely, the iPhone and iPad. It was there that he met his girlfriend, Hwang, a senior art director at Apple and part of the graphics team.
Now, the tech-y power couple
has decamped for Facebook, where they'll both be determining what the social network's mobile interface will look like in 2013 … and beyond. Luckily, despite a crazy-busy schedule, the duo invited us into their home on the edge of Dolores Park
. We took the grand tour, and went a bit deeper on their respective food and fashion side projects. The future, kids, is right around the bend — and it's looking bright.
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